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Puri Info

  • State: Orissa
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
  • District: Puri

History of Puri

Located in the state of Orissa, Puri is one of the holiest pilgrimages for the Hindus. Puri is a coastal city that stands on the banks of Bay of Bengal. Featuring great architectural building, balanced climate, exotic beaches, beautiful landscapes and historical significance, Puri is visited by tourists all year round.

Puri also holds great historical significance because it is believed to be the land of Lord Jagannatha.

People and Culture of Puri

The major population of Puri consists of Hindus followed by Muslims. Oriya, Hindi and Bengali languages are spoken in this region. Rath Yatra is the most famous festival that is celebrated in Puri and it calls pilgrims from all around the country. Chandan Snana and the Snana Yatra are also celebrated here.

Things to Do in Puri

There are ample of places to visit in Puri. Swarming with tourists all year round, Puri is packed with many Puri attractions. Lord Jagannath Temple is the main sightseeing in Puri. Dedicated to Lord Jagannath, this temple is a sacred place for the Hindus. During your Puri tour, you must the Puri Beach. The beach is long and sandy and has many stalls lined up.

From the list of Puri tourist places, one must visit the Konark Sun Temple. Shaped in a gigantic chariot, the temple is declared as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Puri places to visit include Chilika Lake and Swargadwar. Among places to see in Puri, Golden beach is worth a visit.

Food and Shopping  in Puri

Apart from sightseeing, there are many other things to do in Puri such as shopping. The Swargadwar area is famous for buying artefacts made of shells and oyster. Decorative pieces are also sold here. Weaved saris namely Passapali, Ikat and Bomkai are popular here and one must make it a point to leave Puri after buying these beauties.

Oriya cuisine is the main food of Puri. The city hosts a lot of budget friendly restaurants and upscale restaurants as well. Bhojohori Manna, Chung Wah Restaurant, Bakers Boutique and The Gajapati are few popular restaurants.

Accommodation in Puri

Tourists who are wondering how to reach Puri can choose from various options such as flight, cab and bus. Located at a distance of 60 km, Bhubaneswar Airport is the closest airport to Puri. One can take a flight to Bhubaneshwar and then a taxi, bus or train to Puri. There are regular flights to and from places such as Delhi, Mumbai, etc.

Since Puri is an eminent tourist destination, it is brimming with tourists all throughout the year. Therefore, it advisable to book hotels in Puri well in advance to avoid the last minute hassles. From resorts to guesthouses to hotels, there are ample of accommodation options in Puri that provide the best of services. One can choose the place of accommodation according to one’s budget and comfort. There are many hotels in Puri that are located in close proximity to Puri sightseeing places. Plan a trip to Puri early this season with your friends and family.



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Pramod reddy

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  • Pramod reddy
  • 1 photo
  • 26 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  350 readers

"Must visit temple Puri JAGANNATH Ji" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Today
A beautiful temple of Jagannath, will give great darshan to devotees. A must visit temple at least once in life time ... There are many temples in the same premises. Not to miss prasad. Spend at least one hour in the compound after darshan. You may be interested to have darshan again and again.
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Rishikesh maharishi

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  • Rishikesh maharishi
  • 2 Reviews
  •  72 readers

"Temple is excellent with it's unique architecture" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Temple is excellent with it's unique architecture, it is clean in spite of being big enough. But no information point from government with authentic literature about the temple and its history. Pandas behave professionally in comparison to the dakshina expected/paid so try to avoid them and try to visit by own self. Government can improve and harness tourism opportunity.
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Amit kumar choubey

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  • Amit kumar choubey
  • 2 Reviews
  •  71 readers

"Puri is good destination specially in winter" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Puri is Good destination specially in winter. But there is lots of cheating perform by pandas of each and every temple so beware of that kind of foolish things and make sure where to pay and for what. Because they are so aggressive and take money from your side anyway of the way.
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Tapan Mohanty

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  • Tapan Mohanty
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 1 Review
  •  71 readers

"Truly a heavenly experience" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
If you really want to see god than definitely visit jagannath temple Puri. If you are in search of spiritual knowledge than visit Puri. If you want to know what is truly architectural wonder then see jagannath temple as well as sun temple Konark just 30 km from Puri.

Even in it's ruins it challenges all major architectural wonders of the ancient world.

Unlike Taj Mahal it was designed and built purely by local artisans.

Unless you visit these places you will not believe it.
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Diwakar kumar

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  • Diwakar kumar
  • 2 Reviews
  •  96 readers

"3 day tour" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
This tour is with my family. 1st day I had visited sightseeing place towards bhubneswar. 2nd day konark temple and beach. 3rd day chilika lake and Puri temple. For Puri temple, you will find panda, ask for ₹100, go with them if you are going for first time, they help you to visit all temple inside campus. Don't give money to any pandit. Its good to buy prasad from temple, as it is made from pure ghee. Panda will help in all.
For handicraft visit pipli(in way of bhubneswar), there you can negotiate up to 25% of cost of value. I had buy awesome painting from raghuraspur( in way of bhubneswar). In konark temple one can buy handicraft at cheaper rate. I suggest don't eat any thing on road side food. Go to good restaurant in Puri and bhubneswar. Don't ask your taxi driver for restaurant otherwise your food bill will hike. If you like to visit chilika lake, hire boat from OTDC. Govt. Driver will insist you for private boat+ restaurant for lunch, to earn 300-500₹ from you.
This family tour was somehow successful, except I got some idiot drivers who are getting oversmart to make money from me, but I cutdown their taxi charges. Keep in mind, take good food because bhubneswar hospitals are 70 kms from Puri and in Puri there are only temples. Hehehehehe.
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Umar Faizan

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  • Umar Faizan
  • Lives in Tinsukia
  • 36 photos
  • 14 Reviews
  •  768 readers

"Puri" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
The coastal city is situated in the eastern state of Orissa, the city is famous for its historical monuments and its famous rath yatra. It's an pilgrimage center for Hindus. The beach is a good place to relax but sometimes it is crowded and a company of a good camera will help you capture the best moment of the city
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Shri prakash singh

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  • Shri prakash singh
  • 2 Reviews
  •  122 readers

"Jagannath Puri" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Very good destination, one of the four Dhams, one will get peace, changing of flag is blessing of god, unique piece of architecture, konark surya temple marvellous. In chilika lake during boating, one can get pearls and stones(ratnas)at very low price, but you have to bargain. During chilika trip, you must carry snacks and food alongwith you, because there are two restaurants at there, but quality of food is very poor as well as costly.
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Soumya Pandey

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  • Soumya Pandey
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 21 Reviews
  •  7 helpful votes
  •  8515 readers

"Religious Trip" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Puri is the centre for people who want to see the true rhythm and spirit with which Hindus love their Gods. Jagannath is the soul of the place. You will find him in the sea shore, in the talks, in the market, on the stickers of the cars and obviously in the temple. The place is far more than just a destination, it is actually a beginning of journey.
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Bipin vaidya Vaidya

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  • Bipin vaidya Vaidya
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 116 photos
  • 24 Reviews
  •  15 helpful votes
  •  3335 readers

"Puri Sea beach"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
It is neat and clean beach. No hawkers. Morning walk on beach is good experience. One can enjoy boating. If one is lucky can see sand work of award winner Mr. Patnaik. I t is good experience. It is scenic place. Puri temple is 5 minutes drive from beach.
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Shivdutt sharma

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  • Shivdutt sharma
  • 4 Reviews
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"Jai Jagannath, Jai Baldev, Jai Subhadra"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
BHAGWAN JAGANNATH is none else but Krishna himself in the kaliyuga. Krishna came about 550 years ago as Sri Krishna Chaitanya and established that Lord Jagannath is non different from Krishna. There are different stories why Krishna took this form of Jagannath. The temple is more than 800 years old. The carving on the temple are unique. This temple has wonders which you can hear from the people there and realise yourself. The kitchen is considered to be biggest in the world. Anand Bazar distributes /sales the Mahaprasad cooked in lord's kitchen. Bhagwan's darshan are unexplainable. Now Pandas have less roll and govt has streamlined the procedure. Foreigners are advised to visit Puri at the time of Rath Yatra Festival otherwise they may not be allowed to enter the Temple and have Darshan of lord Jagannath.
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